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ABC News: Ridge to Resign, Sources Say
ABC Radio News | 11-30-04

Posted on 11/30/2004 10:02:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; bush; bush43; cabinet; dhs; giuliani; homelandsecurity; resignation; rudolf; rudolfgiuliani; rudy; rudygiuliani; term2; terrorists; tomridge; w; w2; waronterror; wot
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

The problem with Artest is he won't react until someone attacks us and then he'll go attack someone even if he doesn't know that was the person who did it!!


21 posted on 11/30/2004 10:21:52 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: EllaMinnow

A "while you are out" PING

I have to say, I have never been a Ridge fan. I'm reluctant to post such a comment, but I will say I look forward to seeing who his replacement is.


22 posted on 11/30/2004 10:22:21 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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Ridge steps down as homeland security secretary, officials say
- KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER, Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
 

(11-30) 10:20 PST WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has informed the White House and department staff that he has resigned, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

In an e-mail circulated to senior Homeland Security officials, Ridge praised the department as "an extraordinary organization that each day contributes to keeping America safe and free." He also said he was privileged to work with the department's 180,000 employees "who go to work every day dedicated to making our company better and more secure."

A news conference has been set for 2:45 p.m.

In October 2001, Ridge became the nation's first White House homeland security adviser, leading a massive undertaking to rethink all aspects of security within the U.S. borders in the wake of the terror attacks of September 2001.

Congress subsequently passed legislation establishing the Homeland Security Department, merging 180,000 employees from 22 government agencies. Ridge became the department's first secretary in January 2003.

He has presided over six national "orange alerts" when the government boosted security out of concern that an attack may be coming. An attack in the United States never happened on his watch.


23 posted on 11/30/2004 10:22:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Also reported on FoxNews


24 posted on 11/30/2004 10:22:59 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Publius

 

25 posted on 11/30/2004 10:24:26 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Pillory Hillary! pilloryhillary.com)
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To: eno_
Groping grandma while the borders go un-controlled does not make the homeland secure

I think that's under Norman Minetta's control, and it doesn't appear that he's going anywhere.

26 posted on 11/30/2004 10:24:39 AM PST by skip_intro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe we should throw the tin-foil hat crowd a curveball and give the job to Alex Jones.

27 posted on 11/30/2004 10:25:43 AM PST by bahblahbah
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To: WoodstockCat

Kerik was not such a great police commissioner.


28 posted on 11/30/2004 10:25:44 AM PST by firebrand
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To: skip_intro

Borders ARE DHS.


29 posted on 11/30/2004 10:25:54 AM PST by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bush, who is traveling in Canada, was expected to make a formal announcement later in the day.

Interesting timing, don't you think? Why while President Bush is out of the country?

30 posted on 11/30/2004 10:26:14 AM PST by mombonn ( íViva Bush/Cheney! Dukakis and Kerry are the matching bookends of the Bush era.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
My Sentiments EXACTLY

RUDY RUDY RUDY!

31 posted on 11/30/2004 10:26:42 AM PST by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: johnfkerrysucks

Definitely! I can hear the crowd chanting, "Ru-dy, Ru-dy, Ru-dy . . . "

We'd be lucky to have him, from what I can tell.


32 posted on 11/30/2004 10:28:06 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: BigEdLB

Another Rudy vote here.


33 posted on 11/30/2004 10:28:26 AM PST by truthkeeper (Yeah, I have a 1998 signup date. So?)
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To: eno_
anyone who doesn't have the guts to shut down the PC nonsense at airports and ram through some serious border control doesn't belong in that job.

So when is Norm Mineta leaving???

34 posted on 11/30/2004 10:29:42 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: johnfkerrysucks
How about?


35 posted on 11/30/2004 10:31:02 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: truthkeeper
I'll join on that (for Rudy).

And to heck with Asa Hutchinson. He has disqualified himself, in my opinion. Federal Immigration Law is the Law of the Land. It has not been repealed yet. However, as an official responsible for the carrying out of the Law by the Executive Branch of the Government, he is not doing his duty, re: Border Integrity and Security.

36 posted on 11/30/2004 10:31:24 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I'll take 1 good "LET'S ROLL!" over 1,000 meaningless & vulgar "ALLAH AHKBAR"'s, any day!)
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To: skip_intro

Mineta should have been the first one out (I mean in 2001), yet he's still there. Why?


37 posted on 11/30/2004 10:31:26 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank you MR. Ridge.
You've answered your country's call to service many times. You've served with honor. Future servants will have a view made possible by the foundation you've established.
God bless you and your family.


38 posted on 11/30/2004 10:32:21 AM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am not certain Rudy will take it. G-d forbid something happens on his watch, he will be blamed, take the heat, be scorched by the libs and then lose in 2006. I think he knows this.


39 posted on 11/30/2004 10:33:08 AM PST by pepperspray
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To: pepperspray

Don't think Rudy would take it either. I think he has his eyes on the prize in 2008.


40 posted on 11/30/2004 10:34:22 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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